Voters approve Georgetown bond referendum

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GEORGETOWN, SC (WBTW) – Tuesday voters approved a bond referendum to raise $165 million to renovate and expand Georgetown County School District facilities and to improve technology.

As of Tuesday night, 36 of 39 precincts were reporting 78 percent of voters said yes while 22 percent voted no.

The improvements are slated to begin in the Spring/Summer of 2017. Based on the five-year projected completion date, improvements should be completed by 2022.

The last Bond Referendum was approved by voters on September 20, 1997 for $109,680,000. The proceeds of the 1997 referendum bonds were used to build seven new schools, make additions and renovations at nine schools and convert a high school building to an elementary school. The last payment on these bonds will be made in March 2020.

According to the Georgetown County School District, the proceeds will be used to finance the costs of constructing, improving, equipping, expanding, renovating or repairing the following facilities within the School District:

Elementary Schools

Andrews Elementary Renovations

Brown’s Ferry Elementary Renovations

Kensington Elementary Renovations

Maryville Elementary Renovations

McDonald Elementary Additions and Renovations

Plantersville Elementary Renovations

Pleasant Hill Elementary Renovations

Sampit Elementary Additions and Renovations

Waccamaw Elementary Renovations

Middle Schools

Carvers Bay Middle Renovations

Georgetown Middle Additions and Renovations

Rosemary Middle Renovations

Waccamaw Intermediate Additions and Renovations

Waccamaw Middle Additions and Renovations

High Schools 

Andrews High Additions and Renovations

Carvers Bay High Additions and Renovations

Georgetown High Additions and Renovations

Waccamaw High Additions and Renovations

Support Facilities

J.B. Beck Administration Additions and Renovations

Facilities Shops Additions and Renovations

Howard Adult Center Renovations

Mike Johnson Field Renovations

Coastal Montessori Renovations

Advanced Manufacturing Center Equipment